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European car manufacturer installs two more metal 3D printers from SLM Solutions

Two other metal additive manufacturing systems from TDM solutions are heading to a major automaker in Europe.

The anonymous client, which today has more than 10 machines including several SLM 500 and SLM 250 systems as part of its 3D printing fleet, would use metal AM to manufacture vehicle components with a focus on mass production.

“This latest sale is a testament to the quality of our systems and our commitment to ensuring our partners achieve their visions,” said SLM Solutions CEO Sam O’Leary. “The productivity and reliability of our systems as well as the innovation and support of our team make us the reference with the world’s leading automotive suppliers. These are lasting relationships forged from trust and close collaboration as much as from metal and lasers.”

Other high-end automotive companies such as Bugatti, Porsche and Divergent Technologies use SLM Solutions’ powder bed technology to produce optimized, lightweight metal components.

After strong sales of its SLM 500 quad-laser system in 2020 and 2021, the German metal additive manufacturing company is reported to have reached an install base of 150 machines worldwide. The company has also seen strong adoption of its large 12-laser NXG XII 600 machine with companies such as Sintavia, MAN Energy Solutions, Collins Aerospace, Morf3D and others installing the system, in some cases multiple, for use in industries such as aerospace and energy. .

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